a taste of discipleship

Obedience… abiding… self-denial… the three-strand cord… of discipleship…

Obedience… requires abiding… without abiding… resting in Him… we do not know what He wants us to do… and are unable to do it apart from Him…

“I am the vine; you are the branches. The one who remains in Me and I in him produces much fruit, because you can do nothing without Me. If anyone does not remain in Me, he is thrown aside like a branch and he withers. They gather them, throw them into the fire, and they are burned.
John 15:5-6 HCSB

Obedience… requires self-denial… at times laying aside fear…

“…I said, ‘You are my servant’;
I have chosen you and have not rejected you.
So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. …”
Isaiah 41:9b-10 

…at other times… laying down pride…

Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.
James 4:10

Today… a taste of both…

But in the test… and rest… of abiding… I find peace… and joy… at seeing less of me… and more of Him

“My Father is glorified by this:
that you produce much fruit and prove to be My disciples. …”
John 15:8 HCSB

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